These objects are from the Moynihan archives at the National Museum of Asian Art. Garden historian Elizabeth Moynihan retraced much of Babur’s journey, traveling through Central and South Asia in the 1970s. Moynihan visited in the harsh winter, but she located many of the same scenic vistas Babur described, including some of his plane trees, which she meticulously documented in sketches and photographs.
Elizabeth B. Moynihan
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection, FSA.A2013.06
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013. FSA.A2013.06.02.7.045